Summary: They say you should never meet your heroes, as you'll only ever be disappointed. I think the same thing can be said for videogames that have accrued over a decade of expectations and hype. If you never play it, at least in your mind it will always be everything you ever wanted.
Excerpt: So, after 14 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever actually happened. I was a virginal, bespotted 11-year-old when the game was originally announced in 1997, desperately eager for a continuation of the off-colour humour and explorative design I adored in Duke Nukem 3D.
Conclusion: It may go down as one of biggest anticlimaxes in gaming, but don’t expect too much of it and you might enjoy it. I for one am going back to play it again, at least on PC. And besides, I’m sure Duke 5 will be the greatest game ever made .
Conclusion: Hopefully this is Duke's swan song. No matter what happens next it will never top Forever in terms of hype and discussion. It doesn't deserve the venom it got from reviewers and message boards, but it probably doesn't deserve your cash, either.
Excerpt: Did we ever think that this day would come? It's been FOURTEEN YEARS since we first heard about Duke Nukem Forever, and yes the long story of the poster child of vaporware and "development hell" is well documented.
Excerpt: Duke Nukem Forever is a first person shooter that tries to blend over-the-top storyline with comedic injections of super-machismo heroism. The game comes 12 years after the previous game, which was a huge favorite of gamers.
Excerpt: It's important to remember something any time you put a disc in your PlayStation 3, grip your controller and prepare yourself for what you are about to experience: games are supposed to be games.
Excerpt: Seriously, is this a joke? I know all about Duke Nukem Forever 's infamous development and it would be remarkably unfair to judge the game based on that, especially since the game has been made and remade and started from scratch a dozen times or so, but even if you judge the game entirely on its...